Edward Leek is a Finance Director for a portfolio of privately-owned growth companies. In addition to strategic and operational responsibilities, he has experience in Angel / VC / PE fundraising and has advised on many acquisitions and disposals in the UK and internationally.
Edward is a Chartered Accountant with broad experience in practice and business in the UK and internationally. His professional experience as a finance director and previously as a partner in a Big 4 firm has given him the skills to work across a wide range of businesses and industries. Recent experience includes working with growth companies in the education, cleantech and gaming industries on the establishment of financial discipline and routines, internal and external reporting and working through complex fundraises involving international and domestic investors.
He brings many years experience of M&A and due diligence, having and advised strategic and financial / private equity investors on their acquisitions and disposals in Brazil, Latin America and in the UK. As a Finance Director he is focussed on working with management teams and investors in planning for future expansion and / or exit possibilities.
Edward as EFM Finance Director
EFM Finance Directors are not ‘just accountants’. They provide excellent incisive information on a more timely basis to reorganize your business and aid your decision-making process. They implement plans to enhance profit margins, provide strategic support and assist with business plans, funding proposals and other key areas that affect your profitability and cash flow.
An EFM Finance Director’s takes an active role, your business views and opinions might be challenged – from pricing to distribution strategy, from marketing plans to remuneration – to ensure your business plan and direction is financially viable.
No business deserves to be without a Finance Director, even if for one day a month. An EFM Finance Director will be the credible sounding board your business needs to take it to the next level and our business model ensures that your finance function is cost-effective and efficient.
“I’m delighted to join EFM as an associate director and look forward to contributing to the network and, most importantly, helping founders of and investors in great young and growing companies on their journey”
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